Shri Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib Dehradun
Tourists who are on a spiritual tour to Dehradun should visit the Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara. Established in the 17th century, Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara is the oldest pilgrimage center for Sikh Community in Dehradun. Construction of the Gurudwara was commissioned by Ram Rai, the eldest son of the seventh Guru of Sikhs, Sri Har Raj Ji. Many fables are associated with the history of the temple and as per one of them, Ram Rai was expelled from his town as he was not ready to take over the positions as a Sikh Guru.Then, Ram Rai tries to settle in Dehradun and constructed this holy Gurudwara. Currently, the Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara Darbar Sahib is the most famous religious center of the Udaseen sect of Sikh community. The building of the gurudwara is the finest example of the Indo-Islamic architectural style, featuring domes, minarets, and paintings. Till date people of all classes, castes and creed visit the Darbar Sahib. The Guru Ram Rai Gurudwara offers both free and low-cost accommodation. Gurudwara association also runs many prestigious educational institutions including Medical College, hospital, and charitable trust. On the fifth day of the Holi, Jhanda Fair, is celebrated every year in the memory of Guru Ram Rai, a flag hosting takes place during the festival.
Guru Ram Rai Market, Machi Gali, Jhanda Mohalla, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001